Critical Care Teams Face COVID-19 Together

The Critical Care teams (ICU/CCU/SICU) across Southcoast Health have witnessed the true extent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Critical Care Teams Face an Unpredictable Virus

The Critical Care teams faced an unpredictable virus during the spring and an even more intense winter surge – putting their minds, bodies, and spirits to the test. They are #SouthcoastFrontlines

“I don’t think any of us thought that it would ever come to this point, where we would be in this situation caring for patients, and in many ways caring for them in the last days of their life….,” Darlene Boutin, RN, Critical Care, Charlton Memorial Hospital said. “Often times we were the last person they would see, it’s very emotional.”

“Courage is Grace Under Pressure”

There is a saying that “Courage is grace under pressure,” Ernest Hemingway. Not only did these teams show tremendous courage, but they also demonstrated compassion, resilience, and exceptional teamwork despite the incredible challenge of COVID-19.

“I am extremely proud to be a part of our ICU team. I have seen my colleagues report to their shifts day-to-day, coming to work with a smile and a positive attitude,” Heather Sbardella, RN, Intensive and Critical Care Units, St. Luke’s Hospital said. “[We] pick each other up when someone is having a bad day. I am incredibly proud to be a part of that and the care we deliver to our community.”

Thank you #SouthcoastFrontlines and Critical Care Teams

The monumental efforts of the Southcoast Critical Care teams, the continued vigilance of the public, and the circulation of vaccines have led the way to brighter days.

Thank you #SouthcoastFrontlines

Reminder to remain safe

As a reminder: In honor of the many selfless contributions our frontline staff has made, we ask the community to remain safe and continue protecting yourself and others per state guidelines. To learn more, visit our COVID-19 vaccine information page.